Easily one of the most addictive tactical games ever created for dyed-in-the-wool footie fans, the time-killing gaming widow-maker is scheduled to score big on Google Play, kicking off today.
According to a (highly believable) statement from studio director Miles Jacobson over at developers Sports Interactive, an Android version of the not-just-a-game game has been in huge demand since it first warmed up on Apple’s iOS bench, and now the wait for the main event is almost over.
Turning you into some kind of sprawling digital Fergie/Mancini/Wenger/De Matteo hybrid, Football Manager Handheld 2012 puts you in charge of your pick of the clubs from leagues across 12 countries, handling the transfers, training, tactics and squad selection, building up to the testing ground of your talents: match-day.
As an extra bonus on the Handheld version, aside from the standard season’s gameplay, there are also specific scenarios for you to try your managerial hand at in Challenge Mode, be it taking charge of a failing club mid-season, or becoming boss of a club where all the main players seem to hate you, which seems a bit personal, but then they do say it’s lonely at the top.
Compatible with devices running Android 2.2 and up from Google Play for £6.99 at some point today, expect subsequent news and reviews this week to be a little late…